As I had expected, 4Ground's Lower Canada house went together nicely, although I am always thankful that PVA dries clear. The only problem I had was with the inner door surround, which I must have glued the wrong way around, as the door itself won't fit the right way round - if that makes sense. Anyway, another excellent bit of laser cut MDF perfection to go with the block house I enthused about a while ago. And a very versatile bit of kit:
Here with Canadian militia in the War of 1812, but, of course, French troops or Canadian militia from the French and Indian War would do just as nicely, or:
Loyalists getting ready to help repel the expected Rebel assault on Quebec early in the American Revolution.
A fine piece of wargaming scenery, and 4Ground are to be congratulated.
Making the cabin reminded me of this rather nice book on my shelves:
King's Landing; Country Life in Early Canada, photographs by Wayne Barrett, introduction by George MacBeath (Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1979). And a quick internet check led to the happy discovery that this marvellous living history/material history/educational/patriotic resource is still going strong in Prince William, New Brunswick.
MacBeath headed his 1979 introduction with this:
'Behold the work of the Old...
Let your Heritage not be lost,
But bequeth it as a Memory,
Treasure and Blessing...
Gather the lost and the hidden
And preserve it for thy Children.'
While recognising that this is a far from easy task, for a host of reasons - ideological, practical, historiographical - I'll still second that.